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I Was Physically Attacked. Can I Sue?


Injuries are hard to cope with, regardless of how they are sustained. However, when your injuries are caused by someone else’s intentional actions it can be especially hard to accept. Intentional harm, such as abuse or physical attacks can cause extensive physical damage and result in overwhelming medical bills and other financial damages. Luckily, there are legal avenues available that will allow you to hold the person who harmed you legally and financially accountable. Whether you were injured in a bar fight, an abusive situation, or in another kind of attack, an Alpharetta personal injury attorney can help you determine the best course of action to pursue justice and compensation in your case.

Suing for Battery in Georgia

Often when we talk about personal injury, we are talking about harm caused by another party accidentally due to negligence or recklessness. Intentional harm, such as assault and battery, are also kinds of personal injury, though, so you can bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover for your harm. If you can establish that another person caused you harm, such as by punching or attacking you, you can recover financial damages. The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to restore you to the position you would have been in had that person never hurt you. For this reason, damages entitle you to all medical expenses that you have incurred and will incur in the future, as well as other expenses, such as lost wages if you were unable to work due to your injuries. You can also receive compensation for the pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of your injuries. Consulting with a lawyer is the best way to get an accurate estimate as to the damages that you may be entitled to.

Can I Sue for Battery if I’m Bringing Criminal Charges?

Yes. Whenever another person commits a crime against your person you have a right to bring criminal charges against them. These charges are adjudicated through the criminal court for the purpose of punishing and rehabilitating the offender, however, the criminal court does not do anything to help support or financially restore you as the victim. That is where civil court becomes necessary. You can bring a personal injury lawsuit through civil court to be made financially whole after you have suffered injuries and financial harm due to someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct. In the case of a physical attack, the conduct is intentional.

Contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers

If you have been physically harmed by another person and have suffered physical and financial harm as a result, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers want to help you. Serving Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, or anywhere in Georgia, our personal injury attorneys will fight to hold your attacker accountable and get you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.

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